The contract qualifies as valid after a written confirmation of the order by Global Cultures. In the case of open training programs and workshops, registration requests are considered in chronological order of receipt, as the number of participants is limited.
§2 Prices and Terms of Payment
All prices are charged as net prices plus turnover taxes.
For all open training programs and workshops, the training or workshop fee is due in full after a written confirmation of the order by Global Cultures. Global Cultures does have the right of refusal in accordance with German §320 BGB.
In the case of in-house training programs and workshops, a 30-day payment period may be agreed upon.
For each day of a training program or workshop that is conducted on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, Global Cultures charges an additional fee of 19 per cent of the training or workshop fee.
Global Cultures charges an additional fee of 10 per cent of the training or workshop fee for a training program or workshop that is to be held at the clients request in a language other than German.
§3 Cancellation and Postponement
For cancellation of the order by the client up to 30 days prior to the agreed upon training or workshop date, Global Cultures charges a cancellation fee of 50 per cent of the training or workshop fee. For cancellation by the client within 30 days of the training or workshop date, the client is obliged to pay the fee in full.
For any postponement of the training or workshop date less than 14 days prior to the agreed upon date, Global Cultures charges an additional fee of 50 per cent of the training or workshop fee.
The postponement of a training or workshop date to a date more than a month later, or a second postponement by the client, is considered a cancellation.
§4 Minimum Number of Participants
Global Cultures reserves the right to cancel open training programmes or workshops up to one week prior the training or workshop date due to a small number of registered participants (3 people of less). In such cases, the training or workshop fee will be fully reimbursed. Any further reimbursement (cancellation fees for transportation etc.) will not be paid.
§5 Training Materials
Any training material provided by Global Cultures is protected by copyright and given to the training or workshop participant for personal use only. The documents may not be published in part or in full, saved on any digital storage device, or copied in any way without expressed written permission of Global Cultures.
Global Cultures is obliged to handle any client operating or business secrets revealed during the business relation between Global Cultures and the client with the strictest confidentiality.
Global Cultures accepts unlimited liability for damages resulting from deliberate misconduct of employees or representatives of Global Cultures. For claims made by a corporation against Global Cultures, liability in the case of a grossly negligent breach of duty is reduced to the damage that was typical and foreseeable at the time the contractual agreement was finalized.
In addition, Global Cultures is liable only for culpable violation of essential contractual obligations (cardinal duties). This liability for breach of typical contractual obligations is limited to the amount which could be reasonably expected by both parties, based on knowledge of circumstances prior to agreement upon terms and conditions of the contract. Accordingly, Global Cultures is responsible for all damages resulting from a breach of contractual duty. Liability is, however, limited to 50 per cent of the training or workshop fee. Additionally, it should be noted that any terms explicitly stated in an individual contract that further limit liability will override this regulation.
§8 Protection against Alienation of Training and Workshop Instructors
When ordering a training program or workshop from Global Cultures, the client agrees not to sign any independent contracts with training and workshop instructors within a 24-month period. For each breach of this understanding, the client agrees to pay a compensation fee equal to 500 per cent of the training or workshop fee.
§9 Other Regulations
German law applies. Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excluded. The General Terms and Conditions are published in both German and English. In any case of uncertainty the German version receives priority. The place of jurisdiction is Gifhorn, Germany.
Global Cultures – Akademie für interkulturelles Management
Das Gelernte bleibt über einen langen Zeitraum abrufbar. Hinzu kam der große Spaß in den Workshops und der Humor über unsere eigene Kultur.
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Der Global Cultures Workshop hat es unserem Team ermöglicht, sich auf die Kernaufgaben zu konzentrieren. In der Zukunft wird dieser Workshop ein fester Bestandteil der Vorbereitung für alle Kollegen sein.
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